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Old 03-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EAT AT THE DOG!


I am currently working on a roadside food stand for the indoor layout. Its going to be called either the Doggie Diner, Tail of the Pup, or Hot Doggie Hot Dogs:














This started as a carved wood dog I found on Ebay, I have been looking for the right figure since I started rebuilding the layout! All I had found had been either too big, too small, too primative, or too finely detailed. I had given up and was planning to use sculptamold to make my diner, when one day on a whim I did a search, found this, checked the dimensions were about right, bid and wholla! I won, ideally it should be a tad bigger but so far I really like to compact look thats coming out of so far. Now to wait for the putty and glue to dry and then paint and signage.


This is based on not one, but 2 REAL roadside diners that once existing on the westside of LA, both were known as the Doggie Diner, both were a short drive from each other, one was more realistic but the other had its own charm.


If you saw the film The Rocketeer, you saw one of them recreated for the film:





the other which is more like my version, was smaller and graced a book on the subject:





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Cool, but I hear business is ruff.

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Too cool! That dog figure you found is perfect, with that squatty, compact body.

I've always gotten a kick out of those kinds of structures. Someday I want to build something like that for my layout. Maybe shaped like a big lizard?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A really great idea, has some real potential, keep us posted
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Victor;

That really looks good. Now you need an old coffee pot for a coffee pot diner for the other side of town.

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks great. I am fond of the oddball things one sees traveling around our contry.

Being a Long Island boy, you have inspired me to put my own project on the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Duck

This is a famous LI landmark, not far from my vacation cottage in Eastern Long Island. Now where do I find that duck??/

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jerry,
Finding the duck is easy. Any of the Sporting Goods Superstores should have a good supply of "decoys".
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Posted By Ray Dunakin on 06 Mar 2012 07:10 PM
Too cool! That dog figure you found is perfect, with that squatty, compact body.

I've always gotten a kick out of those kinds of structures. Someday I want to build something like that for my layout. Maybe shaped like a big lizard?



Here are some ideas Ray, given your layout whatever you did would likely have to be compact like mine, didnt find any lizards but maybe you could modify something like the last pic on this page, the Toe'd Inn: Get it? "towed in" ? Perfect for a roadside eatery.

http://blog.unionmadegoods.com/of-i...crazy.html

Jerry I saw a program about roadside attractions and the Duck was the first place they started.
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Awesome build!
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